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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "New World"; Varese: Ameriques / Morlot, Seattle Symphony


Release Date: 06/09/2015 
Label:  Seattle Symphony   Catalog #: 1006   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákEdgard Varèse
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The latest [2015] release from the Seattle Symphony’s Grammy-nominated label is a provocative coupling of two great works by European composers reflecting their response to the vibrant culture of the New World. Varèse’s Amériques, written only 30 years after Dvo?ák’s beloved “New World” Symphony, is a pivotal masterpiece that changed the course of music forever. In live performances of electrifying energy, and recorded in stunning sound, this is a mind-bending combination of masterpieces. - Seattle Symphony Orchestra The latest [2015] release from the Seattle Symphony’s Grammy-nominated label is a provocative coupling of two great works by European composers reflecting their response to the vibrant culture of the New World. Varèse’s Amériques, written only 30 years after Dvo?ák’s beloved “New World” Symphony, is a pivotal masterpiece that changed the course of music forever. In live performances of electrifying energy, and recorded in stunning sound, this is a mind-bending combination of masterpieces. - Seattle Symphony Orchestra Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
2.
Amériques by Edgard Varèse
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1918-21; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Drama in the New World July 15, 2015 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "The Seattle Symphony’s house label is one of the best; they’re pretty much batting 1.000 with their releases since Seattle Symphony Media was launched in the spring of 2014. This welcome new disc provides more of the same: sparkling orchestral playing under the inspired direction of Music Director Ludovic Morlot, with high production values and an appealing package. I love the juxtaposition of the great modernist work Ameriques and the towering work of the previous generation, Dvorak’s powerful 9th Symphony. Both are presented as dramas of exploration and discovery of a new world, and each work illuminates the other. Bravo!" Report Abuse
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